UCLA has produced noted thinkers such as Jim Morrison, Troy Aikman and Kareem but James Franco may be in a league of his own. What will he write his Yale Ph.D. thesis on? Will he join UCLA’s faculty in a few years?
Now, can a Ph.D. become a movie star? I’m still waiting to be discovered as the next Tarantino. Celebrities can be scholars. Brian May , of Queen fame, is a much better physicist than I am.